Delegated budget

Money provided to schools, which governors can manage at their discretion

Delegated powers

Authority given to a committee, an individual governor or the headteacher to take action on behalf of the governing board. In multi academy trusts this also refers to powers delegated to academy committees

Designated person

Liaises with other services on behalf of young people in care and has a responsibility for promoting their educational achievement


Department for Education – the government department responsible for schools and children

Directed time

Time when a teacher must be available to carry out duties, including attending staff and parent meetings, under the direction of the headteacher – a maximum of 1265 hours in a school year


A term used where national curriculum requirements may not apply to a pupil


Dedicated school grant – funding from central government to the LA, the majority of which is then delegated directly to individual schools through the LA’s funding formula

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